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    2005 Lefty Max SPV

    Thinking about parting out my Prophet. Most parts are easy to gage pricing, but does anyone have any input (recent private party sales) on a used Lefty SPV? I see front wheels are a dime a dozen, so I can guess that pretty easily.

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    hmm, no one knows,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by CheapTrek View Post
    hmm, no one knows,,,
    Check eBay...they go for cheap....I sold Lefty MAX SPV which was in mint condition (no cable rub etc.) for like $400.-
    That was almost 2 years ago though.
    Keep it and upgrade with 2011 guts.....
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    Or sell it to me cheap, I need an alloy with moveable clamps for a super secret project that is finally coming together

    Otherwise, yeah, 200 to 400 is the range (with the high end being for virtually unused condition), note that the SPV are the least desired by most, despite being the "top end" model......
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    my heart says keep everything intact. i've enjoyed the bike too much to part it out. the Lety could probably use some attention. i reset the bearings every so often, but i've been tardy on oil changes. it gets ridden 20-30 hrs a year. is there anything else i should think about doing to it?

    whats the 2011 guts entail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CheapTrek View Post
    whats the 2011 guts entail?
    $280 in parts, an honest 1/2 lb weight loss, "new" fork will be air sprung, and have push button lockout, plus all the features associated with 2011 PBR dampers.....
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    still have the bearings to reset? everything is just as user friendly (bearing reset, oil changes, etc)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CheapTrek View Post
    still have the bearings to reset? everything is just as user friendly (bearing reset, oil changes, etc)?
    Yes, bearing resets are due to needle bearings, not the damper.

    Oil change, no longer as simple, sorry.
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    Will my LBS thats a C'dale dealer be able to do the oil and resets? Will it really make mine an air fork instead of spring? that for 280 sounds too good to be true. I guess sag will be easier too then like anything air. Please explain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickeydesadist View Post
    Please explain.
    That depends entirely on how competent your LBS is, some are better than others.

    Really, air fork. Solo Air, just like any fork in the 2011 line up.

    Yep, $280.

    Correct, the whole system is more tunable, see the other threads about them for details....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickeydesadist View Post
    Will my LBS thats a C'dale dealer be able to do the oil and resets? Will it really make mine an air fork instead of spring? that for 280 sounds too good to be true. I guess sag will be easier too then like anything air. Please explain.
    Don't mess with your LBS. Chances are they will send it to Cannondale anyway. Not too many LBSs work on leftys in house.

    Send it to Craig at mendoncyclesmith. He did mine. It took me some tuning, but it was a good upgrade!!
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    Ooh!
    I just saw this thread and had to post up...

    I have a Max 140 with SPV (unsure of year, came off of a Prophet) and am damn interested in swapping the internals to an air spring.

    As for adjustments, what does the new cart have?
    I'm unfamiliar with the new offerings...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zahgurim View Post
    As for adjustments, what does the new cart have?
    I'm unfamiliar with the new offerings...
    It's the PBR damper. Push button lock out. Rebound damping control, Solo Air air spring.

    Non user tunable options are lock out blow off threshold and low speed compression damping adjustment.

    They do make a nice difference, I like mine, and the folks that have done it so far, all seem happy too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    They do make a nice difference, I like mine, and the folks that have done it so far, all seem happy too.
    Me being one of them, and love the 2011 PBR upgrade to my 2005 SPV Max, cannot recommend it high enough.

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